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(Ireland.) 



27 April 1814. 




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B I L I 



To amend several Acts for erecting or establishing public 
Infirmaries or Hospitals, in Ireland, so far as relates 
to the Salaries and Allowances of the Surgeons and 
Apothecaries of such Infirmaries or Hospitals. 



Note. — The Figures in the Margin denote the number of the Folios 
in the written Copy. 



t Hi — '-^»'}t)C!EK<!E 9 © by .an Act made in the Parliament of Ireland, Prembki 
f jmr ) in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for erecting /Si,, fit. 
I S and establishing public Infirmaries or Hospitals in Ireland, 

Or — .—'If- j t j s enacted, that the Surgeons to be chosen or appointed for 
the respective County Infirmaries or Hospitals, should be paid by the ’ 

year a Sum not exceeding One hundred Pounds, to be paid out of the 
Public Money, in manner as in the said recited Act is mentioned : 

And whereas the saidSum, from the great increase in the price of the 
Necessaries of Life, and other circumstances, is inadequate to the fan- 
remuneration of the Services of such Surgeon ; and in consequence thereof, 
it has been found impossible, in some Counties, to procure Persons, pro- 
perly qualified according to Law, to accept such Situations : 

llBtJ; ft thewfow dCttactcfi by The KING’S Most Excellent Majesty, 
by and with, the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, s™, not 
and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Autho- " 
j'ity of the same, THAT from and after the 

it shall and may be lawful for the Grand Jury of die several Counties 
-2 in the said recited Act mentioned, and of all other Counties, and Counties 
of Cities and Counties of Towns, in Ireland, and they are hereby required, 
either at the Spring or Summer Assizes to be holden in and for any such 
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Crriificnte of 
yooil Conduct 
of i lie Surgeon, 
shall he pre- 
viously laid 
before the 
•Grand Jury ; 
as also, a Copy 

Testimonial, 
under Star. 36 
Geo. III. (I.) 
e. 9, sec. j. 



Where no Re- 
sidence is al- 
lotted te Sur- . 
geon, 
Governors 
may pay a 
Sum as House 
Rent for Sur- 
geons. 



Grand Jury 
may present a 
Sum, as a Su- 
perannuation 
to Surgeons 
having served 
25 years, and 
being removed. 



Count}’, County of a City, or County of a Town, in Ireland, .in each 
year to present any sum not exceeding to he raised 

in the County at large, or in the County of a City, or County of a 
Town, and to he paid to the Surgeon of the Infirmary or Hospital in 
such County, County ofa City, or County of a Town ; and which Sum shall 
be in addition to the Salary which any such Surgeon is entitled to receive 
under or by virtue of the before recited Act of the Fifth Year of Ills 
present Majesty's Reign, or of any other Act or Acts in force in 
Inland, relating to such Infirmaries or Hospitals. 

Provided always, and be it Enacted, That before any such Presentment 
shall be made by the Grand Jury of any County, County of a City or 
County of a Town in Ireland, there shall be laid before such Grand Jury, 
at the Assizes, a Certificate signed by the Governors of such Infirmary or 
Hospital, or by of themjtt the least, at a Meeting to be 

holden by them in the month of preceding such Assizes, 

stating that the Surgeon for whom such additional Salary is requested 
to be presented, has duly and faithfully executed his duty as Surgeon of 
such Infirmary or Hospital, during the preceding year : Provided also, that 
in all cases where any such Surgeon of any Infirmary or Hospital shall 
have been appointed to be such Surgeon, at any time subsequent to the 
passing of an Act, made in the Parliament of Ireland in the Thirty-sixth 
Year of Ilis present Majesty’s Reign, intituled, “ An Act for the further 
“ regulationof public Infirmaries or Hospitals,” a true Copy (certified under 
the hand of the Treasurer of such Infirmary or Hospital) of the Letters 
Testimonial from the College of Surgeons in Ireland, required by the said 
Act to be obtained by every Such Surgeon, shall be laid before such Grand 
Jury previous to the requiring or making of any such Presentment. 

And be it further Enacted, That in all cases where the Surgeon of a 
County Infirmary or Hospital, shall not have a Residence allotted to him, 
attached or near to such Infirmary, it shall and may be lawful for the Go- 
vernors of such Infirmary or Hospital, out of the Funds which the Grand 
Jury are empowered to present for the use of such Infirmary or Hospital, 
by any Act now in force for that purpose, to apply any Sum not exceeding 
to be paid for House Rent for the Residence of such 
Surgeon ; provided that such House, so to be occupied by such Surgeon, 
shall not be at a greater distance than from such Infirmary. 

And be it further Enacted, That whenever and so often as it shall 
happen that the Governors of any County Infirmary or Hospital in Ireland, 
shall remove and dismiss the Surgeon of such Infirmary or Hospital, 
on account of Age or Infirmity, it shall and may be lawful for the Grand 
Jury of such County, County of a City, or County of a Town (the Sur- 
geon of which has been so removed and dismissed), at every Spring 
Assizes to be holden for such County, County of a City, or County of a 
Town, during the Lifetime of such Surgeon so removed and dismissed, 
to present a Sum not exceeding to be paid to such Surgeon : 

r Provided 



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Provided always, That an Affidavit made by such Surgeon, before 
■some Justice of the Peace (and which Affidavit any one Justice of the 
Peace is hereby required to administer) be first laid before such Grand 
Jury, stating that he lmd served the office of Surgeon of such County 
Infirmary for the space of Years, and that he has not, since his 

5 dismissal, been appointed Surgeon to any other County Infirmary or 
Hospital. 

And be it further Enacted, That in case the Governors of any In- 
firmary or Hospital shall deem it most economical, or otherwise advisable 
to procure the Medicines for the use of such Infirmary from Apothecaries 
Hall in Dublin, or from any Wholesale Dealer in Medicines, it shall be 
lawful for such Governors (out of the Funds presented by the Grand Jury 
of the County, County of a City, or County of a Town, in which such 
Infirmary or Hospital shall be situated, for the support of any such In- 
firmary or Hospital, by virtue of the Powers vested in them by any Act 
or Acts in force for that purpose) to appropriate and pay to any Apothecary 
who shall have duly served an Apprenticeship to the Art and Mystery of 
an Apothecary, a Sum by the year not exceeding as 

a Salary for the compounding, making up, preparing and administering 
Medicines to and for the use of Patients of such Infirmary or Hospital; 
provided that it shall appear to the satisfaction of such Governors, that 
such Apothecary hath diligently and faithfully executed the duties of his 
Office as aforesaid. 



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Governor* 
may give a 
Salary to an 
Apothecary, 
for making up 
Medicine* 
found by the 
Governors. 



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